Fallen Eucalyptus Tree Causes Multi-Vehicle Collision near Cannon Road Leaving Four Injured and Two Dead

AROMAS, CA (December 19, 2022) – Early Sunday, a fallen tree on Highway 101 caused a crash that killed Ezequiel Sanchez and Jason Manning.

The incident occurred around 3:30 a.m., in the southbound lanes of Highway 101 near Cannon Road.

According to reports, a Eucalyptus tree fell on a Toyota Prius in inclement weather conditions. Shortly after, a black GMC Sierra and a BMW, traveling in the fast lane, struck the tree causing major damage.

First responders arrived shortly after and reported that two people, 28-year-old Sanchez, of Gonzales and 50-year-old Manning, of Arizona, died at the scene.

Additionally, four others were injured, including; 22-year-old Jaqueline Melendez; 22-year-old Megaly Cortes-Medina; 23-year-old Brianna Giselle Avina, of Gonzales; and 24-year-old Anthony Solis, of Gonzales.

The team at Sweet James sends their sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Ezequiel Sanchez and Jason Manning. May the memories of your loved ones give you strength and comfort in this difficult time.

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